Passeig de Gracia 83, Barcelona, Spain
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Travellers with pets, Shopping
Expert review of Suites Avenue
At ground level, Suites Avenue looks like another residential building, and its entrance is easy to miss. Step back and look up, however, to appreciate the undulating iron strips that form its facade and pay homage to the marine feel and kelp-like balconies of Gaudí’s La Pedrera across the road. The facade and interior patios were designed by RIBA Gold Medallist Toyo Ito.
Right on Passeig de Gràcia, opposite La Pedrera, Suites Avenue is ideal for shoppers and lovers of Gaudí.
The apartments are spacious and contain sitting rooms and fully equipped kitchens, not to mention priceless antique artworks (owner Jordi Clos is a fervent Egyptologist). Primitive materials such as wood and leather are fused with brickwork, marble and fur throws to create something startlingly original.
There is a small fitness area and plunge pool on the first floor, with space and loungers for sunbathing.
It's self-catering, so you probably won't have too many dealings with staff, but there's always someone on the front desk, and they give a good concierge service should you need a personal shopper, a babysitter or help organising an excursion.
Families and groups celebrating special occasions, along with the occasional celeb.
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- Self Catering
- Passeig de Gracia 83, Barcelona, Spain
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Room Service, Swimming Pool